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As the battle of the generals rages: Buhari, Danjuma clash again

•Ex-Defence minister accused of leading Taraba gov to campaign against the president in U.S

Ade Alade, Abuja

As the dust raised by former Defence Minister, Gen. T.Y Danjuma over his charge to Nigerians to rise up and defend themselves against killer herdsmen is yet to settle, the retired Army General turned billionaire businessman is causing yet another discomfort for the administration of his bosom friend, President Muhammadu Buhari, this time in far away United States of America, where he is alleged to have led Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku and others in meetings with policy think-tank members of the Trump administration and influential lawmakers on herdsmen killings in Nigeria.

Presidential sources told Saturday Sun that the activities of a group, International Committee on Nigeria, headed by Danjuma have begun to impact negatively on the Buhari administration in the U.S, with fears that such may ultimately hamper the sale of military equipment to Nigeria by the Trump administration. Aside Danjuma and Governor Ishaku, the sources further alleged that a recent meeting held by the duo with the American officials also include one Dr. Yakubu Turaki and Dr. Adeniyi Ojutiku of the Nigeria Working Group, USA.

The meeting was said to have resolved “to work and stand with Nigeria to stop impunity and killing of citizens of Nigeria.” It was gathered that Nigerian security agents suspected to be ‘diplomats’ from the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, were able to obtain pictures of one of the meetings as evidence, a copy of which was obtained by Saturday Sun and published below. The development has no doubt raised red flags within the presidency and the nation’s security circle. During the week, President Buhari in an unprecedented move, held security meetings with service chiefs and heads of security agencies three times.

According to one of the sources, “nothing has happened in Nigeria to warrant a campaign of calumny against one’s country and government in the name of defending one religion against another. President Buhari may not talk yet but we his people need to bring this act of treason to public knowledge because there is nothing like ethnic or religious cleansing in Nigeria, what we have is a security challenge and we expect a person of the status of T.Y to join hands with the government to solve it rather than going to U.S to whip up sentiment against the government. If it is a private meeting, what is the business of Governor Ishaku there? He was taken along to corroborate the allegation of ethnic cleansing and persecution of Northern Christians.

“Once the powerful forces could not stop the president from declaring his intention to run for a second term, they have now shifted their campaign to the international community to cause maximum damage and destabilize the administration.”

Officials and supporters of the Buhari administration believe that the campaign against the president in the international community influenced the recent U.S State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom Report, which indicted the Federal Government. The Report released last month recommended that Nigeria be designated as a “country of particular concern”, under the International Religious Freedom Act (IRFA) because, “religious freedom conditions in Nigeria remained poor. The Nigerian government at the national and state levels continued to tolerate violence and discrimination on the basis of religion or belief, and suppressed the freedom to manifest religion or belief.”

Speaking in the same vein, spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, said no amount of conspiracy by a group of retired military Generals will stop Buhari’s re-election in 2019. His words, “I only wonder what is the ulterior motive in all of these, because a person of such stature should know that there is no religious crisis or ethnic crisis going on in Nigeria and he ought to know better. What is going on in Nigeria is pure criminality, and we have said it over and over again that at that level we should expect that we should be shouting to douse this artificial tension in Nigeria. The tension is artificial, it is not real. There is nothing going on in real sense that suggests that there is anything like ethnic cleansing or religious war in Nigeria. So, I can only appeal to the elder statesman, (Danjuma) to let reason prevail, he should come and assist in dousing this artificial tension. The criminals have killed both Christians and Muslims; the criminals are killing without regards to religion or ethnicity, and the earlier, the louder we make this point, the better for all of them.”

While calling for the understanding and support of the U.S government ahead of the 2019 polls, Keyamo said, “I will also urge the US legislature and all stakeholders who are interested in Nigeria to come and speak to the ordinary people in Nigeria and they would get a different picture.”
According to him, “all I know in general is that the days when two military Generals will sit down in a room and decide who will be the next president of this country, those days are gone. I can say that confidently, that all of these moves, where people go and pay homage in one hill top or one tree top or one inside or any type of mecca should go. There is no longer any type of political mecca in Nigeria. The mecca in Nigeria, the political mecca in Nigeria is on the streets of Nigeria.”

Efforts to speak to Gen. Danjuma on these allegations failed because he has no known spokesman. But the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Ishaku on Media, Mr Dan Abu in his response to our enquiries oscillated between defending the governor’s right to travel for meetings in any part of the world to outright denial that his principal ever visited the U.S. Saturday Sun findings revealed that Governor Ishaku left Jalingo on Tuesday, May 29 for Abuja, from where he left for the U.S the following day. As at Friday, it was not certain if the governor has returned to the country.

Abu however said “I am not aware that my governor travelled to the U.S. I am just hearing from you. And even if he travelled to U.S, I don’t think anyone is banned from going unless he does not have a visa. What I know is that my governor is in Abuja, and I can’t answer you categorically about what I don’t know that my governor went to the US for a meeting and that Danjuma led my governor to the U.S. I am not aware of it and I can’t speak for Danjuma. All I know is that he is in Abuja.”

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  1. Ezekiel Okeke 9th June 2018 at 7:11 am

    This natives territory of Disintegrated Republics exist under Southern Countries Union- SCU which comprises Asia, Africa, South America and parts of Europe led by Russia, Turkey representing Europe, China, India, Japan, Indonesia representing Asia, Brazil, Mexico representing South America, Egypt, South Africa representing Africa. The days of British bandits and fraudulent criminal America complicit and collaborators of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria in the enemy’s murder of this territory natives and in the enemy’s plunder of this territory natives God given wealth, are over and gone forever. This is 21st century world international order in which America has no power, has no legitimacy, has no say. 20th century world international order is dead and gone forever with the fallen America and the dead fraudulent UN etc. God Is With Us!!!

  2. Kess 9th June 2018 at 9:30 am

    If Rtd Gen TY Danjuma is wrong, why don’t the government of Festus Keyamo prove him wrong by curtailing these killings?

    We heard allegations of Gov El-rufai dethroning chiefdoms for Emirates, is there any explanation to these as well, abi na until I go report this one to President Trump before them go look into it?

    Please, let our leaders do the needful and there will be no room for critism,
    If a man is doing very well at home, his home will accommodate him in the days of distress.

    I have in other post, appreciated some good moves by the president and listed areas of improvement, let the president work on these and pay listening ears to Nigerians rather than his sycophants cabal and he will be surprise how his praise is sang in every nook and cranny.

    The likes of OBJ have lost their turn becos they failed to do the needful when they were in power and so lack the integrity to make or give advice now.
    Buhari should not act in this way.

    Stop the killings or approve the right of citizens to defend themselves.

    Deal with corruption and impunity irrespective of party affiliation.

    Amend the electoral laws to allow continuous use of technology that guarantees free and fair election.

    Build even electricity distribution network If the problem of poor electricity has now become poor distribution.

    Make the ongoing railway project a fulfilled project; let the train runs,

    Build a strong and disciplined Enforcement agencies that are not partisan and that’s you flying higher than your predecessors; no need should there be desperation as the people will speak in your favour.

    Thank you.

  3. tonibekwe 9th June 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Sometimes I get lost when I hear Kayemo comment on certain national issues. Kayemo who used to be the people’s general has suddenly turned tiger is eating up the same people he once fought to protect. What has come over him recently? All in the name of money, power and fame? Kayemo is telling us and the world that all is well in Nigeria? He is defending a government that is insensitive to the plight of the citizens? Kayemo is saying he is not aware that there is organized killings in Nigeria and that every day innocent and helpless people are being killed in Nigeria? The blood of those children, women and men killed in their sleep, farms, school, etc will not forgive Kayemo.

    Sometimes I begin to think that PMB on his own may not be all that heartless but because he is surrounded with people like Kayemo, he is shielded from realities on ground. He is surrounded by hydra-headed monsters who do not feel the heat of sun nor the ‘test’ of hard times. People who enjoy to see the common man suffer while they grow fatter. The God of heaven and earth will visit Kayemo in His anger if he does not turn a new leaf. He will not better that defenseless citizens of this country who have been killed bcos he has refused to tell PMB the truth.

    Which General that is worth his training and calling will see his people being killed everyday and keep mute? Which commander will see his troop being decimated everyday and do nothing? That is the position TY.

  4. DON 9th June 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Actually there is killing in disgiuse to Islamize Nigeria non islam through Government system of orgainize crime against humanity.
    The campgain in United states to let the woold know of what we have been suffering should continue because a lot of innocent civilains of noe islam are dieing in the hnads of Herdsmen whom the presidentt are defending by telling us herdsmen are working with matchets and sticks while iit is clearly open that they are carring AK47 Guns waking peoples up at 3AM shooting them to death including children and women and men alike.killing Rev Farthers and worshippers in the church of God of Christ our Lord…WHAT A WAR?

  5. Ezekiel Okeke 9th June 2018 at 7:06 pm

    @Don, only ignorant fools uses the word Islamize. Majority victims of present Political killings of fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria are Muslims from northeast. Base on that fact, how could one use the argument of so-called Islamization? British bandits and fraudulent criminal America are the one behind fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria- they are the one using fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates to control this natives territory under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria. Are British bandits and fraudulent criminal America Islamic countries? It is all Political killings to subdue this territory natives under fulani Political Control via fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria for British bandits and fraudulent criminal America. By so doing, Christian countries- British bandits and fraudulent criminal America uses fulani criminals which hide under Islamic religion for their Political purpose as custodian of British bandits and fraudulent criminal America Political Control over this natives territory via fulani fraudulent criminal sultanate political government with its emirates under the dead fraudulent political name Nigeria- which has come to an end in this final conquest of the Liberation Revolutionary warfare of the natives under the natives Disintegrated Republics which ends in Sokoto the sit of the satan of this natives territory. God given Victory is the natives. Only the Sword decides. God Is With Us!!!

  6. CETO 10th June 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Sometimes I see president buhari as a president who asks his victims why are you crying when he is constantly striking them. if Buhari is truely innocent of planned killings of Christians and forceful islamisation of Nigeria, why has he sturbornly refused to appoint Christians to head the nation’s security heads? Even after many calls and criticisms by Nigerians? We believe that he has positioned mostly Muslims there to provide cover for their Islamic killers and allow for free flow of their killer weapons. Is it not wicked and heartless by the president to disarm people while the same blood thirsty Islamic jihadists kill the same people? How can buhari defend this? For us buhari is a curse to Nigeria. What is the essence of development, corruption fight, and economic improvement when people will not live to enjoy them? for me if Buhari wants to show us that he has changed, he should give equal appointment to both Christians and Muslims in the security system. Our absolute trust is in God to fight for us against this genocide.

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